I’m back in business after a refreshing vacation! First up is JavaLand next week. Not only will I participate in interviews, panels, and a Jakarta EE talk. I will also staff the Jakarta EE booth in the exhibition area. In addition to this, there are heaps of community activities such as the JavaLand Jogging on Wednesday morning.
The 2023 Jakarta EE Developer Survey is now open. The survey will be open until May 25, but there is no need to wait. Take a couple of minutes and provide your valuable insights.
This is the second vacation edition of Hashtag Jakarta EE and the last for this time as I will be back in full force at the end of next week. The monthly Jakarta EE Platform Architecture call was held in the past week. The main topic discussed there was how to leverage virtual threads in the Jakarta EE specifications.
First out will be a trip to JavaLand where I will participate in community activities and have a Jakarta EE talk. One of the highlights of JavaLand is the JavaLand Jogging community event that is organized before breakfast on the second day of the conference. If you are attending JavaLand, make sure to bring your running shoes, and join us for a refreshing start to the conference day.
Two weeks later, Devnexus 2023 comes up. This year with a dedicated Jakarta EE track. If you haven’t registered yet, make sure to do so. You don’t want to miss this one. I hear rumors that there will be some extraordinarily cool swag this year…something to do with watermelon-flavored sailing ships…
After a fairly busy start to 2023 with regard to conferences and travel, I am now taking some take off for vacation. And what better thing to do on your vacation than travel some more? Since I have switched bits and bytes with sun and surf, I will keep this Hashtag fairly short.
The Jakarta EE hackathon organized by Payara is going on. While I am on vacation, the participants are coding to win up to £3000. As soon as I am home, I will start the process of judging the work since I am one of the judges. I look very much forward to seeing what the participants are able to come up with.
The Monthly Jakarta EE Platform Architecture call is coming up next week. Make sure to join this call to make your voice heard in the planning for Jakarta EE 11.
The call is scheduled for 11:00 AM ET on February 7, 2023. Check the public calendar for details on how to join.
While I have been traveling, the work with Jakarta EE 11 goes on. The platform calls happen every Tuesday at 11:00 AM ET, and this is the place to be to get first-hand information about what’s going on. If you’re unable to attend, do check out the minutes.
One of the tasks the Jakarta EE Platform project is currently working on is gathering input from the various Jakarta specification projects to get an overview of their plans. The result of this work will feed into the release plan for Jakarta EE 11.
My third time speaking at ConFoo was as pleasant as the previous two occasions. The three-day conference is packed with great content from a superb speaker lineup. The venue is perfectly scaled for the 720 attendees. And the food…OMG… the three-course lunches remind you that the conference is in Montreal!
Talking about Montreal. It can be cold in February. But even so, the hotel has an outdoor heated pool, hot tub, and sauna. So even if it is below -20 degrees celsius, you can still enjoy an outdoor swim when the sessions are over.
My second talk was a non-technical one titled How to Be a Responsible Open Source Citizen. This is an inspirational talk aimed at getting more people to invest in and contribute to open source projects. This one also received great feedback, and I had some really good conversations afterward.
I would also like to thank SpeakerDeck for extending my upload quota so I am able to publish my slide decks there again. Since I reached the limit a couple of months ago, I have been forced to use another service for a while. But now I am back at SpeakerDeck. By the way, they didn’t ask me to write this or anything else in return for extending the quota…
Planning for Jakarta EE 11 continues in the Jakarta EE Platform Project. Currently, feedback is being requested from the various individual component specifications. Join the weekly Jakarta EE Platform project call if you want to be a part of the planning for Jakarta EE 11.
At the beginning of March, there will be a Jakarta EE hackathon organized by Payara where you can win up to £3000. I am going to be one of the judges, and I look very much forward to seeing what the participants are able to come up with.
I have visited San Francisco multiple times before, but this is the first time I have been to Oakland which is just across San Francisco Bay. The city, a short ferry ride from its more famous neighbor, has its charm and is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. It is also my first time speaking at DeveloperWeek at the Oakland Convention Center.
My talk titled Jakarta EE for Spring Developers went well. All the demos worked as expected, which is a good thing since the better part of the talk consisted of live demos. The talk was scheduled as the first talk on the first day of the conference, the so-called workshop day, so the attendance was a little lower than expected. But the attendees seemed happy and I got comments that it was very relevant and helpful for them as they were just about to start their migration from Spring Boot 2 to Spring Boot 3.
Another highlight of my DeveloperWeek 2023 experience was receiving the 2023 DEVIES Award for Jakarta EE 10 in the Programming Languages & Frameworks category. The award trophy was handed out during the DEVIES Award ceremony on the first day of the conference.
The conference season goes on. Last week, I was in Stockholm for Jfokus. You can read about my trip in my blog post from the trip. Next week, I will be in Oakland, California for DeveloperWeek where I will present a brand new talk about how to handle the javax.* to jakarta.* namespace switch in Spring applications.
Back on topic…Remember to sign up for Devnexus. The conference will go on at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from April 4 to April 6. This year’s conference will have a dedicated Jakarta EE track. Use the code SEEMESPEAK to get a nice discount. And of course, I will arrange a morning run there as well, so make sure you bring your running shoes.
Jfokus is one of my absolute favorite conferences. This year’s edition was no exception. The organization is excellent, you can tell that they’ve done this before. This was the 17th edition of Jfokus since it started back in 2007.
On Wednesday morning, we continued the tradition that started last year with a Jfokus Morning Run. Which made this year the second annual morning run at Jfokus.
We were 17 runners that met at 07:15 on Wednesday morning for a 5K run, and as far as I know all 17 returned and were able to attend the conference. It is truly an excellent way to start a conference day.
I had a Quickie-talk about responsible Open Source at Jfokus this year. A Quickie talk at Jfokus is a 15-minute talk, so it is pretty fast-paced. A fun experience. And I hope the participants found it interesting as well. The room was almost full, so the topic seems interesting at least.
One of the release planning activities is gathering input from all Jakarta EE specification projects. There will be a short survey for these projects to provide input to the Jakarta EE Platform project that will be sent out early next week. One of the questions in this survey is about release plans for the individual component specifications.